Monday, May 9, 2011

Just Sharing

Good day!

What a busy month April has been for me, and I wasn't able to update this blog ...I was meaning to share some LOs but wasn't able to because I was job hunting these past few months..and thank God I will now be working again after four years of staying at home and taking care of my daughter..I will be teaching again in my previous school where I worked for 2 years. I will be missing the everyday bonding between me and my daughter but this will be for her also...

So, to make my blog alive again, I would like to share the very first LO I made using our family picture.. (since my husband used to work abroad for less than two years, we haven't had time to take decent fam pic...and so I grabbed the opportunity when he came home recently)

So here is my FIRST family LO...

I used American Crafts papers for this LO (esp. dear lizzy collection) the cut out trees were from My Little Shoe Box paper..and just added minimal embellishments. The lace trim is originally white, but wanted it in a different color so I misted it with green..and it standout from the background paper.

So there it is. Hope you like it...

Announcing the Winner!

Hello friends!

Thanks for all the ladies who left wonderful comments last NSD blog hop (and also a blog hop for Pamela)..
So I am here to announce the winner of my RAK..

....and the winner is Rose Ann!
Please send me a message regarding your mailing address.


Friday, May 6, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day-Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges-National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop!This hop will last until May 8. I hope you are enjoying the hop so far.. Please make sure to start the hop over at Brynn's place.

I hope you have visited  Deb before coming here too!

So for this very special Blog Hop, the DTs were asked to choose a particular sketch made by Pamela Young,  founder of Scrapbook Challenges, who decided to take some time off and focus with her Family. Without Pamela, SC will not be what it is right now...inspiring fellow scrapbookers with fun challenges and opening a warm place for crafters to learn and discover new friends.

Our task is to make an 8x8 inspirational layout using the sketch we picked.

So this is the sketch I used...sketch # 181

And this is what I made.....

I love how this turned out...just some alterations with the sketch...
The quote is something I really like right now..a mantra that is so powerful, it would make someone  the strongest person during a problem. I actually made it my cellphone wallpaper so that I'd always read it and imbibe the meaning of it.  I chose my LO to be simple so that the focus is on the message of the quote.

So I hope you've been inspired by my LO... now for the wonderful RAKs up for grab....

1.  One member who leaves a comment on all the blogs & in the hop will get Chipboard Borders, 12x12 Collection Kit and a 6x6 Paper Pad from To The Moon by Fancy Pants.

2.  One member who post a NEW a layout based on one of Pam’s sketches and posts it in the HOP ON section will receive a package of Tim Holtz goodies.

3. One new member over the weekend will get the We R Memory Keepers’ Sew Easy Piercer, 4 Piercers, a mixed assortment of Divine Twine and 15 colors of DMC Embroidery Floss.

I am also giving away a special RAK here in my blog.
All you have to do is to:
1. Be a follower
2. Leave a comment and tell me about your favorite inspirational quote.
    (if you are already a follower just make some note in your comment.)

So here is what you'll get:

These includes:
10 self-adhesive chipboard embellishment
a pack of recycled paper flowers
a pack of gem conchos
5 assorted metal charms
2 fabric butterflies
10 plastic butterflies
a pack of vintage buttons (15 pcs.)
6 flowers (with stem)

I will be announcing the winner on May 9. Good luck ladies!

Now it's time to introduce the next stop in the blog...please hop on to Shelly.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

So Girly!

Hello scrappy friends!

I'm here today to share a layout I made for the sketch # 246 over at Scrapbook Challenges. Every week, a new sketch is up on SC and members can play with it and will have a chance to win fab stuff!

So here is the sketch:

and here is what I came up with...

Love that I finally got to use that beautiful paper doily..been meaning to use it for weeks now. And those strips of paper just made the perfect background for my photo.

Hope you like it! If you have time, do stop by at Scrapbbok Chalenges and surely you'll find inspiration in your next project.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Back and Kickin'

Good day friends!

It's been long since I updated this blog of mine..sorry for my absence. Recently, our family was in a very troubled situation.  As for you who don't know, my husband used to work in Libya, and we were so terrified when the news spread that there's some rebels who started do organized protests against Libya's Government...for weeks, I was up and about some media offices and concerned government offices here, asking help for my husband's and his co-workers for immediate repatriation. It was so stressful and we weren't able to have good sleep at all. I can't do nything but cry whenever I see news on TV regarding what is happening in Libya.

Then, come March 2, when finally, my husband came home, safe and unharmed, just tired from exiting to different countries just to be here with us. I thank God and all who prayed for him to be here reunited with us...and hope it goes the same to those others who have a family member working in there, to be reunited with their own family...God is VERY Good!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Monochromatics Challenge

Good day everyone!

Have you been creating lately? Well, how about trying to create some cards for the Moxie Fab World Color Inspiration Challenges?

Today I'm going to share to you the card I made for the Monochromatics Challenge using these wonderful color combo...

When I saw these oh-so-lovely colors...I know I'm going to have to play with matter how busy I am lately.  So let me introduce to you my sweet card for today....

I am so into anything that is pink..(well, I have a little girl, that explains it! ) And so..I enjoyed making this particular card...perfect for making a little girl happy, right?

I have a little story for you about the tag label in this card...I have a's NOT die cutted! And I still love it!

Here's the story....I saw this very cute cellphone pouch in a local store here..and thought I'd buy it for my cp. When I look for the price, I was so delighted! Not that the pouch has a reasonable price, but the price tag itself! Yes, the price tag is shaped like that label tag in my card...and so, I didn't think twice and bought it! (Now, I don't know if I really wanted the cp pouch or the price tag...yay!)

When I came home...I took the tag in no time and began using it as a pattern..and hand cut every piece! I am proud of my little pattern........really! But of course, someday I'll buy myself a nice set of label dies...needs to save for it! lol!

So there you go...hope you like the card....or maybe the little story I share? Anyways, thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Goals in 2011

Hi friends! Hope you're having a wonderful time. Thought I'd share to you a layout I made with the help of a challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges.  It's the "word prompt" challenge issued by my fellow DT, Dani...

The challenge is to make a layout from the line "I will ______________ in 2011"..I thought it's a nice opportunity for me to make a layout which will remind me of what I will do or want to achieve this year. 

So here is my take....

(ooppss...sorry for the not-so-wonderful pic..)

The journaling says....

Productive in 2011
This year I want to be more productive...
...create more...
cook regularly...
work-out and be fit...
..have some nice books to read... organized..
find a job and help raise the family...

Maybe you could try doing a layout like this..and be on track of your own goals this year...

Thanks for stopping by..have a good day ahead!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Moxie Fab World--The Bright and Bold Challenge

Have you been to the Moxie Fab World lately? Well, if you haven't, you should spend some time browsing over there and be inspired by their Color Combinations Challenges. This is to celebrate the release of their new special issue of Color Inspiration Magazine. You will be amazed by the wonderful works of different designers playing with sets of challenging color combos.

And for today, I am sharing to you my take on the Bright and Bold Challenge

 Using these colors, I created this simple card...

I made the flower from a strip of black satin ribbon and had a jewel brad as center. The flourish stamp is 7Gypsies and the sentiment is from American Crafts. backround paper is Sassafraslas, had some stickles on the flowers to have some shiny details....and rhinestones are from Kaisercraft.  I recently acquired the lace trim and I am planning to create with it more.

So I hope you like the card today, and maybe you could create your own cards based on the color combos. Just check them all at Moxie Fab. You will be blown away by the prize they have prepared for one lucky winner...a Gypsy, a Cricut Express and 7 cricut cartridges....a copy of the Color Inspirations and
also be published in the July/August 2011 issue of Paper Crafts magazine.

A preview of the grand prize:

Wouldn'y you love to create your own card and join the fun? Go girls!

Good day! Happy creating and please leave some love.... 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges Seasons of Change Blog Hop.. If you have just stopped in,please join us and start at Pamela's blog...or maybe you've seen the wonderful project Cheryl has prepared for you before coming here. I know you'll enjoy this hop as much as we do! And be on the look out on how you will get a chance to win some yummy treats...

And, oh boy! I am very happy to announce (drum roll please......)  that I am now a member of SC Design Team (January-June 2011) I am sooo happy! and not to mention , very excited of what will going to happen in the next 6 months of my DT term. It's my first to be in a DT (so that explains how excited I am...) I will be part of the Challenge Team over at SC so, I am inviting you all to join us over there and I am sure that you'll enjoy every challenges we'll be preparing for you!

So for this special hop, we are asked to make a paper project from this sketch:

What I like about this sketch is the use of mini-pictures which is currently my style..
And here is what I came up with...

I kept my layout clean and simple...just using some glimmer mist at the background.  The use of paper strips made the background complete and just add a good amount of color. I fussy cut some glittered flower from a patterned paper for embellishment..nice and easy! If you have noticed, most of my layouts are graced by butterflies...and I love making butterfly traces from glitter glue, rhinestones, etc..and in this LO I used pearls.

So there it is..hope you like it!

And for the chance to win some sweet stuff....

1. One person who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will get a chance to win the new Spring Market collection from Webster's Page, including chipboard button and twine.

2.  One person who made a layout based on the sketch and posts in the HOP ON section will get the Be Mine collection from Echo Park Paper Company.

3.  For inviting people to join the group, one person will get a collection of adhesive from Helmar.

4.  For one new member over the weekend, they will get some new stamps from Unity and Webster's Pages. (The stamp set coordinates with the New Sunday Market line from Webster's Page)

Now it is time for you to hopon Jamie's blog and be inspired by her project. 

Enjoy everyone!